Dr. Natalia Konskaya, a Russian nutrition expert, announced that drinking water with lemon improves food digestion and helps fight viruses.
The expert indicated in an interview with the Russian Tovosti News Agency that water with lemon helps combat viral diseases and contributes to the synthesis of collagen and the absorption of iron, zinc and other mineral elements.
She adds that water with lemon helps improve the increase in hydrochloric acid in the stomach and the secretion of bile, which is necessary to digest food naturally.
She says, “It is recommended to drink 2-3 cups of water with lemon 30 minutes before eating each day. However, it is not recommended to drink this water on an empty stomach. Rather, it is better to drink water without additives before breakfast. The expert also does not recommend drinking water while eating.” “And immediately after it, because this slows down the digestion process. But to soften the food mass, you can drink only a few sips.”